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SiTG Black Baseball Stories Vol 2: Black Baseball Chronology
The Community Cup Classic Foundation, Josh Gibson Foundation, Lifeline Sports and the PARTNERSHIP proudly present another year of events.
This presentation looks at the involvement of African Americans and other people of color in American baseball. While there is evidence of inclusion during the early days of organized baseball (mid-19th Century); racial segregation became the norm near the turn of the century in what was referred to as a ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ excluding Black players from the highest levels of the game.
The first formal league-the Negro National League-was formed in 1920 by Andrew ‘Rube’ Foster.View more
We are thankful to the Cuyahoga County Arts and Culture for funds to support our efforts. As a result all programs are free.
Donations to support the community and youth efforts of the Community Cup Classic Foundation and Josh Gibson Foundation are welcome.
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